Economics and Politics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Want to study some of the most challenging, controversial and real-world issues facing governments, business and the wider society today? Course description Studying BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics at Aston University will equip you with a profound understanding of economics, global politics and where they intersect, fostering critical thinking and practical skills. You will gain a strong foundation in economic concepts, theories and principles. You will explore political topics going beyond the UK and Europe, covering Africa, Asia and North America. You will gain a profound understanding of a wide range of political and economic issues, and equip yourself with a range of tools needed to solve complex economic problems, and develop research and analytical skills, providing you with a portfolio of highly relevant, adaptable skills that are transferable across whatever career path you choose. By becoming a hybrid professional who can navigate the domains of economics and politics, our programme is your gateway to a dynamic and rewarding career. You will be taught by research-active staff who are experts in their respective fields and who constantly update their teaching based on the newest research findings. The integrated placement year will bridge the gap between theory and practice, and provide you with invaluable real-world experiences in the UK or abroad, equipping you with the skills and insights you need for a range of professional roles within business, government or advocacy. Key benefits

  • Recognised for quality – Aston Business School is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation
  • Gold standard teaching – Aston University was awarded Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)
  • Safe in our hands – Politics at Aston University was ranked 5th in the UK for ‘graduate prospects – on track’ (Complete University Guide, 2023).
  • Earn more – Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, earning on average £36,100 five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023)
  • Experiential learning – Experience learning by doing with innovative modules like the award-winning EuroSim module
  • Our academics are clear – 96% of students felt that teaching staff were good or very good at explaining things (Economics and Politics programmes; National Student Survey, 2023)
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Economics and Politics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS